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"The Tunnel" - PBS

Are any of you watching "The Tunnel"; in the NY Metro area it's broadcast Sunday nights after Masterpiece Theater? This is season 3:

 

"The Tunnel: Vengeance" is set amidst post-Brexit hysteria, an escalating refugee crisis and the increasing threat of terror occasioned by disenfranchised, exiled souls on whom society has turned its back. Karl and Elise take on a toxic and terrifying folie à deux whose mutual defining quality is an existential deathwish. When the question posed by the couple – what is a life worth? – is directed straight back at Karl, he is forced to confront an utterly impossible choice."

 

I totally missed the first 2 seasons, but with this starting at 10:30 PM, I generally fall asleep shortly into each episode! 😞


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I could never get into that one. But I like many other programs. In fact most of the stuff from the Uk is much better than our junk here. I fell in love with Pbs in 1974 and never looked back.
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@ASTRAEA wrote:

Are any of you watching "The Tunnel"; in the NY Metro area it's broadcast Sunday nights after Masterpiece Theater? This is season 3:

 

"The Tunnel: Vengeance" is set amidst post-Brexit hysteria, an escalating refugee crisis and the increasing threat of terror occasioned by disenfranchised, exiled souls on whom society has turned its back. Karl and Elise take on a toxic and terrifying folie à deux whose mutual defining quality is an existential deathwish. When the question posed by the couple – what is a life worth? – is directed straight back at Karl, he is forced to confront an utterly impossible choice."

 

I totally missed the first 2 seasons, but with this starting at 10:30 PM, I generally fall asleep shortly into each episode! 😞


No never heard of it.  I get up pretty early and don't ususually watch later programs.  Do you like it?

 

 

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@nyadrn - I could answer that question a lot better, if I actually managed to stay awake thru an entire episode! 😉

 

I can't put my finger on what the difference is, but I find that the Brit/European crime dramas are a little "darker", than American series like the various "Law & Order" shows. Not sure if it's the characters, the production style, or the story lines themselves. Any thoughts?


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I've been watching The Tunnel series from the beginning, and yes, it has a very dark side. It has been a very strange mystery series, even weird at times, and has also had some very violent scenes that I couldn't watch. But there has also been an undercurrent of humor that rides below the surface. Since this is the last season, I do want to see how it all ends. 

 

The two investigators are practically polar opposites. Karl is a fairly straight forward, laid back, character on the Brit side. On the French side, Elise has been a much more complex character that seems to battle her own demons. I think Elise has gone through the entire series without a change of expression. I mean, she is stone faced, which contributes to some of the humor involved; amazing job by the actress Clemence Poesy.

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@MaVolta - When I was watching one episode, a woman officer got out of her car to check something, and was suddenly overrun by an army of rats .. I couldn't watch that!


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@ASTRAEA - This past episode, we learned where the rats came from. It wasn't pretty!

 

 

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@MaVolta - From what little I watched, before dozing off, it sounded like terrorism, because they weren't "local" rats .. is that correct?


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They were able to trace the rats back to a "rat farm" where they are raised for reptile food. There was a barn full of cages with live rats, and a freezer full of dead ones! Yuk!

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@MaVolta - Ooh, I actually do remember that; I thin that the terrorism idea was just a theory. Yes, I know that mice & rats are bred as food for pets & animals in zoos/wildlife parks. Since my feral cats hunt, and I often see the remains, the alternative of a frozen mouse or rat actually seems more palatable (to me at least, but not the cats).


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This show is going totally off the rails and way into the macabre. It's so near the end, that I want to see how they finally solve the crimes. They know who did it, just a matter of catching them now. 

 

They say that a new writer was brought on for Season 3. I'm sure glad it's the last one. Why she came up with such a sick story line is beyond me. Seasons 1 and 2 were wierd, but nothing like this. 

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It's finally over!!  There was nothing in the end to pull this series out of deep muck into which it had submerged; just another sick tragedy to end it all. Good riddence to The Tunnel Series 3.

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@MaVolta - I'm glad you posted about it! I was thinking of watching it the other night, but that's the kind of series where you're totally lost, if you don't watch every week. I'm curious about the "tragic ending", but am not sure I'd understand even if you told us what happened!


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The evil duo called The Pied Piper, had been on murder rampage throughout the series, sometimes leaving clues along the way. Their victims were brutally or savagely murdered, but there were also victims who were tortured and released. I didn't realize it at first, but the victims were somehow linked to the disappearance of a child some 20 years earlier. The mother had plotted revenge and her deeply disturbed boyfriend helped her carry it out.

 

In the finale, eleven people are randomly abducted and loaded into the back of a meat truck, along with Elise. The people are slowly being gassed to death in the truck, and Elise appears with a bomb strapped around her neck. Karl is told to choose. He can denotate the bomb and save the people, or save Elise. 

 

Karl tried to negotiate, as he had found Saban, the missing boy, had been adopted and raised by a French couple. But PP would not tell the mother, and insisted that he had to choose Elise or the innocent people. When Karl hesitated to save the people, Elise (for the greater good), set off the bomb herself.  

 

But it didn't end there. As police finally arrive on the scene, the couple takes off with Karl in persuit. He manages to ram the car and flip it. Of course, they survive. When Karl tells the woman about her son, she shoots the guy and turns the gun on herself, but Karl is able to stop her and she goes to jail. Karl brings her pictures of her son and tells her about his life, and that he is soon to be married. He asks her if she really wants her son to know all that she's done. It ends with her looking at the pictures. Of course, everyone else is grieving the loss of Elise.

 

Karl ties up the loose ends of a separate case that Elise had been working on that involved another child abduction. He found that a crooked cop had covered it up for money. It looked like Karl and his wife might get back together as it ended.

 

Sorry it's a little long, but no other way to explain it. I was really surprised to read all the great reviews and how popular the series was.

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That is complicated! I didn't watch enough to remember the names of the principal characters. 😞


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